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Mark L. Bailey

Chancellor; Senior Professor of Bible Exposition

Maricopa Technical College, AA, 1970; Southwestern College, BA, 1972; Western Seminary, MDiv, 1975; ThM, 1977; Dallas Theological Seminary, PhD, 1997; Dallas Baptist University, DD, 2006.

Dr. Bailey assumed the role of DTS Chancellor after serving for 19 years as the Seminary’s fifth President, and continues his role as Sr. Professor in the Bible Exposition department. In addition to his years at Dallas Theological Seminary, he has pastored various churches in Arizona and Texas. He was a seminar instructor for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries for twenty years and is in demand for Bible conferences and other preaching engagements all over the country and world. His overseas ministries have included Venezuela, Argentina, Hungary, and China. He is also a regular tour leader in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Rome. His board service includes Bible Study Fellowship, Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, and Word of Life.

Courses Taught

  • BE5101 - Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics
  • BE5105 - The Gospels
  • BE5210 - Advanced Bible Study Methods
  • BE5445 - The Gospel of John
  • BE5515 - The Parables of Christ
  • BE8221 - Seminar in the Gospel and Acts
  • DM7625 - Discipleship Dynamics
  • BE5540 - Discipleship in the Gospels


Academic Interests

The Gospels
Bible study methods


DTS Voice Videos

Dr. Mark Bailey, DTS chancellor, in chapel at DTS
Living in Purity and Perspective
God's Answer to a Discouraged Heart
Dr. Mark Bailey in chapel at DTS
What to Do When the Good Life Doesn't Satisfy Anymore
Leadership in Uncertain Circumstances
Understanding the Passion Week - Classic
The Bible: A Metaphor for Maturity
Principles to Prevent Prima Donnas
Leaders Praying For Leaders
Christmas Connections
The Relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament
Super Grace - Super Good
The Beauty of Community
Ministry Perspective from Pastors' Wives
The Freedom of a Forgiving Heart
Sola Scriptura: Faith and Practice
How Can God Be Satisfied with the Sinners?
The Gospel in a Hostile Culture
Understanding the Passion Week
An Ancient Manuscript and the Messiah
A New Contemplation of Grace
Overcoming the Fault Lines to Following Jesus
Dr. Donald Campbell's 90th Birthday
Commencement 2016
Building Dedication and Re-Opening 2016
The Value of the Cross
The Agape Project
Proclaiming Truth in Contrary Culture
A Joy-Filled Ministry
On the Way to the Day of Christ
Day At DTS
Trusting in a Faithful God
Israel in Scripture and the Promises of God
The Glory of God and the Mission of DTS
The Great Communion
Day At DTS
The Paradox of Sacrifice and Service
DTS Ground Breaking Ceremony
Historical Adam in the New Testament
Historical Adam in the Old Testament and Early Judaism
Interview with Dr. Donald Campbell and Dr. Dwight Pentecost
Welcome to a Construction Zone
Supreme Court Cases on Same-Sex Marriage: Where the Church Goes from Here
Challenges of Bible Translation in Muslim Cultures
General Issues in Bible Translation
The Sufferings of Christ
Leaving a Legacy with Prof Howard Hendricks
Practical Ways to Culturally Engage
Importance of Tone in Cultural Confrontations
Defining Culture with a Worldwide Perspective
Understanding Islam in the West
A Great Place to Start
Day at DTS: How to Rightly Think about the Will of God
Personal Goals for the Initiative
Tone and Goals for this Initiative
Need for this Initiative at this Time
Importance of this Initiative at DTS
Second Story Living and Seminary Vision Quest
Olympic Spiritual Development
Focus Day @ DTS: Gatekeepers of the Heart
The Roles of a Christian Ambassador
Joseph: The Forgotten Figure of the Nativity
Focus Day at DTS
Our Riches in Christ
The Consequences of Our Actions
Commencement Chapel 2011
God's Plans for Egypt Before Peace Comes to the Middle East
Warnings in Practicing Righteousness
God's Answer to an Unsatisfactory Life
Defragmenting Your Seminary Experience
Dispensational Expressions of Worship
The Mining Shaft of Refinement
Ministry in a Messy World
Your #1 Sin
Essentiality of Turtle-lifters
Effective Spiritual Leadership
Nine Things to Remember in the New Year
Representing God in Our Culture
The Centrality of Christ
Jesus and His Dysfunctional Family
First Thoughts For a New Semester
Keeping the Charisma in Your Ministry
3 Potholes to Avoid in Your Seminary Training
Following in His Steps
Critical Components for a Contemporary Ministry
Listen Up
Mentors and Ministry
Praise for the Provision of God
Frustrations to Following Christ
Trusting in Times of Trouble
A Journey with Joseph
Remembering and Responding to God
Worthy of Praise
Your Work as Worship
Who Really Killed Jesus?
God is Holy
The Fear of a Forgetful God
Ministry With Integrity
Psalm 145: The Greatness and Grace of God
Partners in Ministry

DTS Voice Articles

Journal Articles

  • "Training You Can Trust." Bibliotheca Sacra (160:637). 2003. 13-22.
  • "The Kingdom in the Parables of Matthew 13." Bibliotheca Sacra (155). 1998. 449-459.
  • "The Kingdom in the Parables of Matthew 13." Bibliotheca Sacra (155). 1998. 266-279.
  • "The Kingdom in the Parables of Matthew 13." Bibliotheca Sacra (155). 1998. 172-188.
  • "The Kingdom in the Parables of Matthew 13." Bibliotheca Sacra (155). 1998. 29-38.
  • Review of "Basic Bible Interpretation." Bibliotheca Sacra (149). 1992. 101-102.